Colonie- Helen M. Ryan, 90, passed peacefully on April 8, 2019. Helen was born May 17, 1928 in Glens Falls, New York, the daughter of the late Philomena and Joseph Sulette. She is predeceased by her devoted husband Francis “Bud” Ryan.
Helen graduated from Plattsburgh University earning her BS degree in teaching. Helen was an elementary school teacher in the South Colonie School District until her retirement. She was a beloved teacher and instilled a love for learning in her students.
Helen and Bud lived life to the fullest enjoying golf, curling, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She was a member of the Western Turnpike Country Club and the Albany Curling Club for many years, and the Colonie Elks Lodge #2192. She participated in many charitable events at the Elks Club serving persons with cerebral palsy. Helen was very active in her residence community at Shaker Pointe in Watervliet enjoying all her friends and activities.
Helen is survived by her sister, Lucy Sulette, son Timothy (Kathy) Stachnick, daughter Linda Stachnick, step daughter Toni Duffy (Mike) and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice 315 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, New York 12208.
A calling hour will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:00pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet, New York 12189. A memorial service will follow starting at 1:00pm.